Lead, Shape, Innovate

The fastest growing place in North Yorkshire

About the role

Would you like the opportunity to lead the fastest growing district council and be a key strategic leader within one of the best local authorities in the country?

Selby District Council are looking to appoint a Chief Executive (4 days) who will also have the role of Assistant Chief Executive within North Yorkshire County Council (1 day).

We are looking for someone with outstanding strategic and leadership qualities and with the vision and drive to continue delivering and improving our excellent services through a period of great challenge and change.

To succeed you will have a proven track record of significant achievement at a strategic and corporate level as well as experience of working in a complex political environment and building and managing effective partnerships across diverse sectors.

You will be pro-active in anticipating and responding dynamically to the challenge of change, particularly in terms of efficiencies and show a commitment to the Council’s individual and partnership vision, objectives and key delivery targets. In return we can offer you the opportunity to shape the future of both Selby District and North Yorkshire County Councils. Most importantly you will be welcomed by truly inspirational teams in two extremely innovative and successful organisations; providing you with the robust and supportive platform to personally and professionally succeed.

As Assistant Chief Executive for North Yorkshire County Council you will be part of the Corporate Management Board, working closely with the Chief Executive on an assigned strategic leadership portfolio.

Selby occupies a very advantageous location at the heart of Yorkshire, connecting people with places and offering excellent road and rail connections (A1(M), A19, M62 and A64) enabling easy access to and from the district both regionally and nationally.

New to North Yorkshire? As the largest county in the country we really do have it all… bustling market towns, coastal resorts, quaint rural villages, vibrant cities and simply stunning rural landscapes not least within our two national parks. Our history of strong educational attainment, safe communities, low unemployment, rich heritage and culture offer a variety of pastoral pursuits that makes North Yorkshire a residence of choice.

Support for candidates to relocate to the area may be available.


Contact us

For an informal discussion about this opportunity we encourage applicants to contact Cllr Mark Crane – Leader of Selby District Council on 01757 292057, or in relation to North Yorkshire County Council, Richard Flinton Chief Executive, on 01609 532444

For a discussion regarding the recruitment process please contact Sarah France-Gorton, Principal Adviser Resourcing Solutions, North Yorkshire County Council on 01609 798106.


Apply Now

To apply please send your CV including a personal statement in one word document to sarah.france-gorton@northyorks.gov.uk by midnight on the 27th April 2017.

It is important that your CV includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment and the contact details of at least two referees including your current/most recent employer indicating whether you provide us with the authority to contact each referee prior to interview. Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role as detailed in the person specification below.

We will not accept applications from agencies.

This is a politically restricted post. 


Key Documents



Selby District Council Structure


Useful documents



Corporate Plan delivery report